Valentine’s Day: All the feels!
When I was a child and first read the story behind Valentine’s Day, I would clutch my book to my heart and dream of the day I had a person that I would love deeply. I was a die-hard romance at heart and my head filled with cheesy romances fuelled by TV shows and Romance novels.
And yet, they (the boys I dated) would hasten to tell me that “they didn’t do Valentine’s”. And thus every Vday passed me by with my growing resentment.
Good things come to those who wait, but who has the patience to wait? One day, my resentment outgrew my heart and burst forth. And that was how for Vday this year, we found ourselves at the Planetarium with 20 or so other couples to learn of the love that lies within the stars.
Did you know that Adelaide had a Planetarium? I didn’t, and yet here it was, hidden amongst the other University buildings at Mawson Lakes. I had a little giggle at the cheesy trail of hearts that showed us where the session was taking place. In a university building, the trail of red hearts seemed rather out of place and even the boy couldn’t hold back a smile.
The first photo shows a projection of the title slide on the ceiling of the dome. And thus that was how we spent an hour of star-gazing, on our backs with a projection of the nightsky against the ceiling of the dome. We were told stories such as the cowherd and the weaving maiden, the Pleaiades and of course, the story of Orion and the Scorpio.
And that was how I spent my first Valentine’s Day. Quiet, low-key and educational. And it suited me just fine.
How did you end up spending your Valentine’s Day?